And the Vacation Rental Dwellings keep coming at Lincoln County – mini-motels owned by out-of-towers…
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The Vacation rental next door.Five or six cars parked on the street so a basketball court in the driveway can be readily available for use day and night. (Bang and thunk for hours, including cheering and clapping). A drunken party on the upper deck with some kind of an open air bonfire table on a Friday night; music and fun lasting past midnight. It was beyond frightening!When vacation rental licensing was first introduced to Newport, it was sensible: No cars parked on the street, three strikes (complaints) to the police and no more license! Somewhere along the line the rules were changed to no dedicated police officer, and no recourse. Instead we have a “good neighbor brochure” posted somewhere in these vacation houses and no real rules of behavior required in our strictly residential neighborhoods. If there are problems like the ones I experienced we are expected to contact the owner who could be anywhere.This particular vacation rental has 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, an elevator, a game room and fish cleaning room, so lots of people and cars; the big game room morphed out of a big garage. The owner keeps adding amenities (like the basketball court) so she can get better “reviews”.Does this monstrous “hotel” enhance what was once a nice peaceful cohesive neighborhood of older homes near the Bayfront. No! Does the out if state owner care? No! One neighbor has already sold out and moved on. Another is on the way out. The out of stater built this “for profit house” a few years ago when the rules apparently were different and there was actually a designated police response officer. Now our understaffed police department can be contacted, but with no response. There is not enough money in the world coming into Newport to make this ok!Linda ShubertNewport==============================================================================Those who would like to comment on the foregoing can submit their views and opinions to: News@NewsLincolnCounty.com.